Tips and tricks to stay safe during winter storms

Ponca City Now - December 5, 2013 6:45 am

Predictions for the weather starting today seem to be getting worse and worse.

According to the National Weather Service Ponca City could see up to seven inches of snow by Friday afternoon.

And temps aren’t expected to rise until late next week, so melting won’t occur until then.

Wendy Stobbe, American Red Cross service center director talked to me about some tips to prepare for this potential winter storm.

“The recommendation for water is one gallon, per person, per day," Stobbe said. "If you are a family of four you need to have at least 12 gallons of water on hand, and that would get you through roughly three days.”

Stobbe also said to think about medications, pets and of course have plenty of food.

Some other tricks are to fill up your gas tank, which prevents your fuel line from freezing.

Also, drip water from faucets to avoid pipes freezing.


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